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  • Ph.D., Dept. of Aesthetics and Logic, Aalborg University, 1999
  • Studies at Dept. of Comparative Literature, Bergen University (Norway), fall 1993 and at The Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University, spring 1997


  • 1995-99, Ph.D. fellowship, Dept. of Aesthetics and Logic, Aalborg University
  • 1999-2003, Adjunkt (Assistant Professor), Institute of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2003-2012 Lektor (Associate Professor). Institute of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Southern Denmark 
  • 2010 Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2012-19 Head of Department, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2013-19 Head of Campus, campus Kolding
  • 2019- Head of Department, Department for the Study of Culture

Administration, Project Management, Editorial Positions

  • Director of the Center for Narratological Studies, SDU, 2003-13
  • Deputy Head, Institute of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, SDU, 2007-09
  • Head, The Graduate School in Literature, Aesthetics and Culture, SDU 2009-12
  • Member of the steering committee for The European Narratology Network (ENN), treasurer, and of the Nordic Network of Narrative Studies, 2009-13
  • Chairman for the ENN 2011-13
  • Member of executive council for The International Society for the Study of Narrative.
  • Director of Danish research Council project: New Point of Views on the Narrator. Narratological Perspectives, 2005-7
  • Administrator for NORDLIKS, Nordplus network (Nordisk Ministerråd), 2002-04
  • Co-editor of the Danish periodical K&K. Kultur & Klasse, 1999-13; 2018-.
  • Series editor for Writings from the Center for Narratological Studies, 2005-


  • Chair, Damusa - Dansk Musikskolesammenslutning, 2011-15.
  • Board member, Munkensdam Gymnasium, 2014-; chair, 2018-.

Research areas

  • Narrative and narratology (character, unreliable narration, simultaneous narration, possible world theory, transmedial narrative, storytelling)
  • 20th Century literature - Danish, Norwegian, English.
  • Literary realism
  • Filmstudies (narration, musicals)
  • Fairy-tale studies

Research interests

Narratology, narrative, storytelling, narration, counter narrative, literary theory, minimalism, realism, character, musicals, Danish literature, Norwegian literature, 20th century literature, corporate communication, fairy tales. 

Research areas

  • Text Theory and Analysis
  • Theory and History of Literature
  • Danish/ Scandinavian
  • Communication
  • Film
  • Strategic Communication


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